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The Book Table Holiday Catalog 2022

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The Book Table Holiday Catalog 2O22

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In an inspiring follow up to her critically acclaimed 1 bestselling memoir Becoming former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today s highly uncertain world Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change challenge and power including her belief that when we light up for others we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress Drawing from her experiences as a mother daughter spouse friend and First Lady she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles the earned wisdom that helps her continue to become She details her most valuable practices like starting kind going high and assembling a kitchen table of trusted friends and mentors With trademark humor candor and compassion she also explores issues connected to race gender and visibility encouraging readers to work through fear find strength in community and live with boldness Our Price 29 25 Available now

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Literary Fiction Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver An Oprah Book Club Selection by the bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal Vegetable Miracle In this modern day retelling of David Copperfield the orphaned teenage son of an Appalachian single mother uses his good looks wit and instincts to survive foster care child labor opiod addiction disastrous loves and crushing losses There s really nothing like being immersed in a Kingsolver novel Demon is Kingsolver s bravest most ambitious creation yet Los Angeles Times Our Price 29 25 Available now The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka In this 2022 Booker Prize winning novel set in Sri Lanka Maali Almeida war photographer gambler and closet queen has woken up dead in what appears to be a celestial visa office His dismembered body is sinking in the serene Beira Lake and he has no idea who killed him In a country where scores are settled by death squads suicide bombers and hired goons the list of suspects is depressingly long as the ghouls and ghosts with grudges who cluster round can attest But even in the afterlife time is running out for Maali He has seven moons to contact the man and woman he loves most and lead them to the photos that will rock Sri Lanka Our Price 17 06 Available now The Passenger Stella Maris Two New Novels by Cormac McCarthy The bestselling Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Road returns 16 years later with a two volume masterpiece The Passenger is a fast paced and sprawling novel while Stella Maris is a tightly controlled coda told entirely in dialogue Together they relate the thrilling story of a brother and sister haunted by loss pursued by conspiracy and longing for a death they cannot reconcile with God The Passenger 27 00 Available now Stella Maris 23 40 Available December 6th Boxed Set 50 40 Available December 6th

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Literary Fiction Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng In a near future America the authorities are allowed to relocate the children of dissidents especially those of Asian origin and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic Twelve year old Bird Gardner has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems he doesn t know her work or what happened to her and he knows he shouldn t wonder But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing he is drawn into a quest to find her Our Missing Hearts is an old story made new about the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice A Reese Book Club pick from the bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere Our Price 26 10 Available now The Winners by Fredrik Backman The long awaited conclusion to the beloved New York Times bestselling and engrossing Beartown series which inspired an HBO series of the same name follows the small hockey town s residents as they grapple with change pain hope and redemption Backman leaves no emotion unturned sweeping up the reader in riveting family dramas that jump the boundaries of hockey town rivalries Another winner Library Journal Our Price 26 09 Available now The Furrows by Namwali Serpell Cassandra Williams is twelve and her little brother Wayne is seven One day when they re alone together an accident happens and Wayne is lost forever Or so it seems Though his body is never recovered their mother unable to give up hope launches an organization dedicated to missing children Their father simply leaves starts another family somewhere else As C grows older she sees her brother everywhere in coffee shops airplane aisles subways cars cities on either coast Here is her brother s older face the light in his eyes his lanky limbs the way he seems to recognize her too But it can t be of course Or can it What seems at first a meditation on family trauma unfolds through the urgency of an amnesiac puzzle thriller then a violently compelling love story Jonathan Lethem Our Price 24 30 Available now

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Literary Fiction Liberation Day by George Saunders The best short story writer in English Time is back with a masterful collection that explores ideas of power ethics and justice and cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans With his trademark prose wickedly funny unsentimental and perfectly tuned Saunders continues to challenge and surprise here is a collection of prismatic deeply resonant stories that encompass joy and despair oppression and revolution bizarre fantasy and brutal reality Autographed Copies Available While Supplies Last Our Price 25 20 Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout With her trademark spare crystalline prose a voice infused with intimate fragile desperate humanness The Washington Post Elizabeth Strout once again turns her exquisitely tuned eye to the inner workings of the human heart this time following the indomitable heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton and Oh William through the early days of the pandemic As a panicked world goes into lockdown Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex husband and longtime friend William For the next several months it s just Lucy William and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody swirling sea They will not emerge unscathed Our Price 25 20 Available now Dr No by Percival Everett By the author of the Booker Prize finalist The Trees a sly madcap novel about supervillains and nothing literally Brilliant mathematics professor Wala Kitu is an expert on nothing That is to say he is an expert and his area of study is nothing This makes him the perfect partner for the aspiring villain John Sill who wants to break into Fort Knox to steal not gold bars but a shoebox containing nothing Once he controls nothing he ll proceed with a dastardly plan to turn a Massachusetts town into nothing As Sill says Professor think of it this way This country has never given anything to us and it never will We have given everything to it I think it s time we gave nothing back Dr No is a caper with teeth a wildly mischievous novel from one of our most inventive provocative and productive writers Our Price 14 40 Available now

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Mysteries Thrillers The Twist of A Knife by Anthony Horowitz In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz s ingenious fourth meta whodunit following The Word is Murder The Sentence is Death and A Line to Kill Horowitz becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation and only one man can prove his innocence his newly estranged partner in solving crime Detective Hawthorne An adventure that will enchant mystery lovers Anglophiles and theater buffs Washington Post Our Price 26 99 Available now A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny The 18th book in Louise Penny s beloved 1 New York Times bestselling series As the villagers prepare for a special celebration Armand Gamache and Jean Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried A young man and woman have reappeared in the S ret du Qu bec investigators lives after many years The two were children when their mother was murdered leaving them damaged shattered Now they ve arrived in Three Pines But to what end A constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves The New York Times Book Review Our Price 26 99 Available November 29th Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P Manansala When her long lost cousin comes back to town Lila Macapagal knows that big trouble can t be far behind in this new mystery by Mia P Manansala author of Agatha Award winning Arsenic and Adobo It s Christmastime in Shady Palms but things are far from jolly for Lila Macapagal Sure her caf is looking to turn a profit in its first yea and yes she s taken the first step in a new romance But her cousin Ronnie is back in town after ghosting the family fifteen years ago claiming that his recent purchase of a local winery shows that he s back on his feet and ready to give back Tita Rosie is thrilled with the return of her prodigal son but Lila knows that wherever Ronnie goes trouble follows She s soon proven right when Ronnie is accused of murder and secrets and rumors start piling up Now Lila has to put away years of resentment and distrust to prove her cousin s innocence Autographed Copies Available While Supplies Last Our Price 15 30

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Mysteries Thrillers No Plan B by Lee Child Andrew Child Two witnesses to the same tragedy give two different accounts One guy sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus in what authorities will call a suicide The other witness is Jack Reacher And he sees what actually happened a man in a gray hoodie and jeans moving like a shadow pushed the victim to her death before swiftly grabbing the dead woman s purse and strolling away Reacher follows the killer on foot not knowing that he s part of something much bigger and far reaching a secret conspiracy with many moving parts with powerful people on the take all involved in an undertaking that leaves no room for error Our Price 26 09 Available now The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham Two families One courtroom showdown John Grisham returns to Mississippi with the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law Grisham s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion John Grisham s most gripping thriller yet A legal literary legend USA Today Our Price 26 96 Available now Livid by Patricia Cornwell In this thrilling installment of the 1 bestselling series chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the reluctant star witness in a sensational murder trial when she receives shocking news The judge s sister has been found dead under mysterious circumstances Although there is no apparent cause of death Scarpetta recognizes telltale signs of the unthinkable and she knows the worst is yet to come The forensic pathologist finds herself pitted against a powerful force that returns her to the past and her time to catch the killer is running out Our Price 26 10 Available now

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SciFi Fantasy Horror The Rise of the Dragon by George R R Martin This lavish visual history featuring over 180 all new illustrations is a stunning introduction to House Targaryen the iconic family at the heart of HBO s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon Packed with all new artwork the Targaryens and their dragons come vividly to life in this deluxe reference book Perfect for fans steeped in the lore of Westeros The Rise of the Dragon provides a must have overview for anyone looking to learn more about the most powerful family in Westeros Our Price 54 00 Available now The World We Make by N K Jemisin Four time Hugo Award winning and New York Times bestselling author N K Jemisin crafts a glorious tale of identity resistance magic and myth The Great Cities Duology which began with The City We Became and concludes with The World We Make is a masterpiece of speculative fiction from one of the most important writers of her generation Our Price 27 00 Available now The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno Garcia From the bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a lavish historical drama reimagining of H G Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth century Mexico The imagination of Silvia Moreno Garcia is a thing of wonder restless and romantic fearless in the face of genre embracing the polarities of storytelling the sleek and the bizarre wild passions and deep hatreds with cool equanimity The New York Times Our Price 25 20 Available now

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SciFi Fantasy Horror The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik Saving the world is a test no school of magic can prepare you for in the triumphant conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Deadly Education and The Last Graduate Naomi Novik s Scholomance series about kids at a preposterously deadly magical school stands out in a ridiculously crowded field Its sheer viciousness its grim humor and its complicated interpersonal politics are an immediate draw Polygon Our Price 25 20 Available now Fairy Tale by Stephen King Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen year old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war and the stakes could not be higher for that world or ours Stephen King has all the daring enchantment and even romance of a classic bedtime story but King s signature unsettling style will keep you sitting up straight and wide eyed rather than drifting off to dreamland Vanity Fair Our Price 29 25 Available now Poster Girl by Veronica Roth New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth tells the story of a woman s desperate search for a missing girl after the collapse of an oppressive dystopian regime and the dark secrets about her family and community she uncovers along the way An intelligent raw emotional dystopian thriller that asks deep questions about human nature society and freedom With searing prose deft world building and a layered propulsive plot that will keep you turning the pages the supremely talented Veronica Roth is at the top of her game in Poster Girl Lisa Unger Our Price 25 19 Available now

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Romance It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long anticipated sequel to the glorious and touching USA Today 1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us Hoover breaks hearts all over again The author s talent for creating nuanced and empathetic characters is on full display Hoover is as unafraid as ever to explore the darker and more vulnerable aspects of love expertly demonstrating the soul deep trust required to reach happily after ever Publisher s Weekly Our Price 16 19 Available now Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis with explosive results With her sophomore novel Ali Hazelwood proves that she is the perfect writer to show that science is sexy as hell and that love can STEM from the most unlikely places She s my newest must buy Jodi Picoult Our Price 15 30 Available now Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother Enter Luke sexy charming and best of all in the too small world of Napa a stranger The chemistry between them is undeniable and Margot is delighted that she lucked into the perfect one night stand she ll never have to see again That is until the winery s newest hire Luke walks in the next morning Margot is determined to keep things purely professional but when their every interaction reminds her of the attraction still bubbling between them it proves to be much more challenging than she expects Set against a lush backdrop of Napa Valley wine country nothing goes to your head as fast as a taste of love even if it means changing all your plans An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory Our Price 15 30 Available now

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Romance Husband Material by Alexis Hall In Boyfriend Material Luc and Oliver met pretended to fall in love fell in love for real dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends and somehow figured out a way to make it work Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married and Luc s feeling the social pressure to propose But it ll take more than four weddings a funeral and a hotly contested rainbow balloon arch to get these two from I don t know what I m doing to I do Our Price 14 39 Available now The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas Rosie Graham just quit her well paid job to focus on her secret career as a romance writer but now she has terrible writer s block Then the ceiling of her apartment falls in Luckily she has her best friend Lina s spare key while she s out of town But Rosie doesn t know that Lina has already lent her apartment to Lucas Lina s cousin and Rosie s secret Instragram crush Lucas offers to let Rosie stay with him and he even proposes a cure for her writer s block he ll take her on a series of dates meant to jump start her romantic inspiration Rosie has nothing to lose Her silly online crush is totally under control and Lucas s time in New York has an expiration date but six weeks may not be enough for either her or her deadline Our Price 16 20 Available now Before I Do by Sophie Cousens Head in the stars Audrey is about to marry down to earth Josh Though they are polar opposites they have a healthy stable relationship Josh is just what Audrey needs But romance should be unpredictable and full of fireworks and as the big day approaches Audrey s found herself wondering if Josh really is The One So when Josh s sister shows up to the rehearsal dinner with Fred Audrey s What If guy the man she met six years ago and had one amazing day with Audrey finds herself torn Is fate trying to stop her from making a huge mistake Or does destiny just have a really twisty sense of humor Our Price 15 30 Available now

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General Nonfiction What If 2 by Randall Munroe The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If still have questions and those questions are getting stranger Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth The hardest part is sticking the landing Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone s freezer door at the same time Maybe it s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade built a billion story building made a lava lamp out of lava or jumped on a geyser as it erupted Okay if you insist Our Price 27 00 Available now Stay True by Hua Hsu In the eyes of eighteen year old Hua Hsu the problem with Ken is that he is exactly like everyone else Ken whose Japanese American family has been in the United States for generations is mainstream for Hua the son of Taiwanese immigrants who makes zines and haunts Bay Area record shops Ken represents all that he defines himself in opposition to The only thing Hua and Ken have in common is that however they engage with it American culture doesn t seem to have a place for either of them But despite his first impressions Hua and Ken become friends And then violently senselessly Ken is gone killed in a carjacking not even three years after the day they first meet Determined to hold on to all that was left of one of his closest friends his memories Hua turned to writing Stay True is a bracing memoir about growing up and about moving through the world in search of meaning and belonging Our Price 23 40 Available now Guinness World Records 2023 3 2 1 We have lift off on another fully revised and updated Guinness World Records annual The 2023 edition takes readers on a journey that s out of this world revealing the latest and greatest record breaking achievements here on Planet Earth and across the vast distances of space Our world is experiencing unprecedented change in the environment culture technology and society Keeping up with this dizzying revolution are the Guinness World Records adjudicators who ve been busier than ever documenting the Officially Amazing The result is Guinness World Records 2023 Our Price 26 96 Available now

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General Nonfiction Inciting Joy by Ross Gay In these gorgeously written and timely pieces prizewinning poet and author Ross Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other especially during life s inevitable hardships In an era when divisive voices take up so much airspace Gay s essays offer a vital alternative What might be possible if we turn our attention to what brings us together to what we love Taking a clear eyed look at injustice political polarization and the destruction of the natural world Gay shows us how we might resist how the study of joy might lead us to a wild unpredictable transgressive and unboundaried solidarity In fact it just might help us survive Our Price 24 30 Available now Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami A charmingly idiosyncratic look at writing creativity and the author s own novels Haruki Murakami s myriad fans will be delighted by this unique look into the mind of a master storyteller In this engaging book the internationally best selling author and famously reclusive writer shares with readers what he thinks about being a novelist his thoughts on the role of the novel in our society his own origins as a writer and his musings on the sparks of creativity that inspire other writers artists and musicians Readers who have long wondered where the mysterious novelist gets his ideas and what inspires his strangely surreal worlds will be fascinated by this highly personal look at the craft of writing Our Price 25 20 Available now Year of the Tiger An Activist s Life by Alice Wong Drawing on a collection of original essays previously published work conversations graphics photos commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists and more Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist community organizer media maker and dreamer From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic ableism Alice shares her thoughts on creativity access power care the pandemic mortality and the future Filled with incisive wit joy and rage Wong s Year of the Tiger will galvanize readers with big cat energy Our Price 15 30 Available now

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Music Film Surrender 40 Songs One Story by Bono As one of the music world s most iconic artists and the cofounder of the organizations ONE and RED Bono s career has been written about extensively But in Surrender it s Bono who picks up the pen writing for the first time about his remarkable life and those he has shared it with In his unique voice Bono takes us from his early days growing up in Dublin including the sudden loss of his mother when he was fourteen to U2 s unlikely journey to become one of the world s most influential rock bands to his more than twenty years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty Writing with candor self reflection and humor Bono opens the aperture on his life and the family friends and faith that have sustained challenged and shaped him Our Price 30 60 Available now Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino In addition to his legendary career in film Quentin Tarantino may be the most infectious movie lover alive Organized around key American films from the 1970s when Tarantino was a young moviegoer this book is as intellectually rigorous and insightful as it is rollicking and entertaining At once film criticism film theory and a riveting personal history Cinema Speculation is written in the inimitable voice of a singular filmmaker Our Price 31 50 Available Now The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan In his first book of new writing since 2004 s Chronicles and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 Bob Dylan offers a master class on the art and craft of songwriting He writes over sixty essays focusing on songs from a wide range of artists including Stephen Foster Elvis Costello Hank Williams and Nina Simone He analyzes what he calls the trap of easy rhymes breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal Written in Dylan s mysterious and mercurial prose these essays are poignant and profound and often laugh out loud funny Running throughout the book are nearly 150 carefully curated photos as well as a series of dream like riffs that taken together resemble an epic poem and add to the work s transcendence Our Price 40 50 Available now

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Music Film Number One Is Walking by Steve Martin Number One Is Walking is Steve Martin s cinematic legacy an illustrated memoir of his legendary acting career with stories from his most popular films and artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss Steve Martin has never written about his career in the movies before In Number One Is Walking he shares anecdotes from the sets of his beloved films shares charming tales of antics moments of inspiration and exploits with the likes of Paul McCartney Diane Keaton Harrison Ford and Chevy Chase Martin details his forty years in the movie biz as well as his stand up comedy banjo playing writing and cartooning all with his unparalleled wit Our Price 27 00 Available now The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman Several years before he died in 2008 Paul Newman commissioned his best friend to interview actors and directors he worked with his friends his children his first wife his psychiatrist and Joanne Woodward to create an oral history of his life After hearing and reading what others said about him Newman then dictated his own version of his life Now this long lost memoir 90 Newman s own narrative interspersed with wonderful stories and recollections by his family and friends The resulting book is insightful revealing and surprising Our Price 28 80 Available now A Book of Days by Patti Smith A deeply moving and brilliantly idiosyncratic visual book of days by the National Book Award winning author of Just Kids and M Train featuring more than 365 images and reflections that chart Smith s singular aesthetic inspired by her wildly popular Instagram With over 365 photographs taking you through a single year A Book of Days is a new way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary poet writer and performer Hopeful elegiac playful and complete with an introduction by Smith that explores her documentary process A Book of Days is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times an inspirational map of an artist s life Our Price 26 09 Available now

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History Prisoners of the Castle by Ben Macintyre In this gripping narrative Ben Macintyre tackles one of the most famous prison stories in history and makes it utterly his own During World War II the German army used the towering Colditz Castle to hold the most defiant Allied prisoners For four years these prisoners of the castle tested its walls and its guards with ingenious escape attempts that would become legend Bringing together the wartime intrigue of his acclaimed Operation Mincemeat and keen psychological portraits of his bestselling true life spy stories Macintyre has breathed new life into one of the greatest war stories ever told Our Price 26 09 Available now The Last Campaign Sherman Geronimo and the War for America by H W Brands Bestselling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H W Brands follows the lives of General William Tecumseh Sherman and Apache war leader Geronimo to tell the story of the Indian Wars and the final fight for control of the American continent The Last Campaign is a powerful retelling of a turning point in the making of our nation and a searing elegy for a way of life that is gone Our Price 29 25 Available now Indigenous Continent by Pekka H m l inen This nation s history and self understanding have long depended on the notion of a colonial America an epoch that supposedly laid the foundation for the modern United States In Indigenous Continent Pekka H m l inen overturns the traditional Eurocentric narrative demonstrating that far from being weak and helpless victims of European colonialism Indigenous peoples controlled North America well into the 19th century Even as the white population skyrocketed and colonists land greed become ever more extravagant Indigenous peoples flourished due to sophisticated diplomacy and flexible leadership structures As H m l inen ultimately contends instead of colonial America we should speak of an Indigenous America that was only slowly and unevenly becoming colonial Our Price 36 00 Available now

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History The Grimkes by Kerri K Greenidge Sarah and Angelina Grimke the Grimke sisters are revered figures in American history famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North Their antislavery pamphlets among the most influential of the antebellum era are still read today Yet retellings of their epic story have long obscured their Black relatives In The Grimkes award winning historian Kerri Greenidge presents a parallel narrative indeed a long overdue corrective shifting the focus from the white abolitionist sisters to the Black Grimkes and deepening our understanding of the long struggle for racial and gender equality Our Price 29 25 Available now And There Was Light Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham Pulitzer Prize winning biographer Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln charting how and why he confronted secession threats to democracy and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America In his captivating new book Jon Meacham has given us the Lincoln for our time Henry Louis Gates Jr Our Price 36 00 Available now Half American by Matthew F Delmont Over one million Black men and women served in World War II Black troops were at Normandy Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs only to be denied housing and educational opportunities on their return home Without their crucial contributions to the war effort the United States could not have won the war And yet the stories of these Black veterans have long been ignored cast aside in favor of the myth of the Good War fought by the Greatest Generation Half American is American history as you ve likely never read it before In a time when the questions World War II raised regarding race and democracy in America remain troublingly relevant and still unanswered this meticulously researched retelling makes for urgently necessary reading Our Price 27 00 Available now

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Science Nature Starry Messenger Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever Tyson provides a much needed antidote to so much of what divides us while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science With crystalline prose Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive Tyson reveals with warmth and eloquence an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe Our Price 26 09 Available now Around the World in 80 Birds by Mike Unwin 80 birds around the world from the Sociable Weaver Bird in Namibia which constructs huge multi nest apartment blocks in the desert to the Barheaded Goose of China one of the highest flying migrants which crosses the Himalayas twice a year Many birds come steeped in folklore and myth some are national emblems and a few have inspired scientific revelation or daring conservation projects Each has a story to tell that sheds a light on our relationship with the natural world and reveals just how deeply birds matter to us Our Price 22 49 Available now The Song of the Cell An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human by Siddhartha Mukherjee Presenting revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists doctors and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work the author draws on his own experience as a researcher doctor and prolific reader to explore how the discovery of cells created a new kind of medicine based on the therapeutic manipulation of cells Our Price 29 25 Available now

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Science Nature Phenomena Doppelmayr s Celestial Atlas by Giles Sparrow The expansive and intricate Atlas Coelestis created by Johann Doppelmayr in 1742 set out to record everything known about astronomy at the time covering constellations planets moons comets and more all rendered in exquisite detail Through stunning illustrations historical notes and scientific explanations Phenomena contextualizes Doppelmayr s atlas and creates a spectacular handbook to the heavens Our Price 58 50 Coming soon Birds of Illinois Field Guide Revised 2nd Editon by Stan Tekiela Learn to identify birds in Illinois and make bird watching more enjoyable With Stan Tekiela s famous and newly revised field guide bird identification is simple and informative There s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don t live in your area This book features 117 species of Illinois birds organized by color for ease of use Do you see a yellow bird and don t know what it is Go to the yellow section to find out A must for local bird lovers Our Price 13 46 Available now An Immense World How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong In An Immense World Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent waves of electromagnetism and pulses of pressure that surround us We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires turtles that can track the Earth s magnetic fields fish that fill rivers with electrical messages and even humans who wield sonar like bats We discover that a crocodile s scaly face is as sensitive as a lover s fingertips that the eyes of a giant squid evolved to see sparkling whales that plants thrum with the inaudible songs of courting bugs and that even simple scallops have complex vision We listen to stories of pivotal discoveries in the field while looking ahead at the many mysteries that remain unsolved Funny rigorous and suffused with the joy of discovery An Immense World is a cornucopia of wonders David Quammen Our Price 27 00 Available now

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Local Interest Graceland Cemetery by Adam Selzer Local historian and Graceland tour guide Adam Selzer presents ten walking tours covering almost the entirety of one of Chicago s landmark attractions While nodding to Graceland s famous figures Selzer also calls attention to less recognized Chicagoans like Jewel Lafontant Mankarious the first Black woman shortlisted for the United States Supreme Court Engineer and architect Fazlur Khan the Bangladeshi American who revived the city s skyscraper culture The still mysterious Kate Warn the United States first female private detective and more Filled with photographs and including detailed maps of each tour route Graceland Cemetery is an insider s guide to one of Chicago s great outdoor destinations for city lore and history Our Price 17 96 Available now Every Goddamn Day by Neil Steinberg In Every Goddamn Day acerbic Chicago Sun Times columnist Neil Steinberg takes the story of the city pares away the dull eat your peas parts and provides 366 captivating daily readings in what makes Chicago Chicago and America America It calls upon a wide cast of characters from Oscar Wilde to Muhammad Ali from Emma Goldman to Teddy Roosevelt and from Richard M Daley to Fred Hampton to create a compelling narrative that can be read at a sitting or in a yearlong series of daily doses Our Price 22 50 Available now Who Is the City For Architecture Equity and the Public Realm in Chicago by Blair Kamin with Photographs by Lee Bey Who benefits from urban development Are new private and public buildings good citizens Which historic buildings get saved and why Pulitzer Prize winning former architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune asks these questions and more in this collection of 55 of Kamin s columns from the past decade organized around questions of equity that loomed over the built environment as over American society generally Illustrated with photographs by Lee Bey former architecture critic of the Chicago SunTimes Our Price 26 10 Available now

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Local Interest Broken Icarus The 1933 Chicago World s Fair the Golden Age of Aviation and the Rise of Fascism by David Hanna In the same year that both Adolf Hitler and Franklin D Roosevelt came to power the city of Chicago staged what was up to that time the most forward looking international exhibition in history The 1933 World s Fair looked to the future unabashedly as one full of glowing promise No technology loomed larger at the Fair than aviation In Broken Icarus author David Hanna tracks the inspiring trajectory of aviation leading up to and through the World s Fair of 1933 as well as the field of flight s more sinister ties to fascism domestic and abroad to present a unique history that is both riveting and revelatory Our Price 26 96 Available now Al Capone s Beer Wars A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition by John J Binder This exhaustively researched book covers the complete history of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition Author John J Binder a recognized authority on the history of organized crime in Chicago discusses all the important bootlegging gangs in the city and the suburbs and also examines the other major rackets such as prostitution gambling labor and business racketeering and narcotics Based on 25 years of research and using many previously unexplored sources this fascinating account of a bloody and colorful era in Chicago history will become the definitive work on the subject Our Price 19 76 Available now Lakefront Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago by Joseph D Kearney Thomas W Merrill How did Chicago a city known for commerce come to have such a splendid public waterfront its most treasured asset Lakefront reveals a story of social political and legal conflict in which private and public rights have clashed repeatedly over time only to produce as a kind of miracle a generally happy ending Kearney and Merrill study the lakefront s evolution from the middle of the nineteenth century to the twenty first Their findings have significance for understanding not only Chicago s history but also the law s part in determining the future of significant urban resources such as waterfronts Our Price 22 46 Available now

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Cookbooks Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Extra Good Things by Noor Murad Yotam Ottolenghi The superteam of chefs behind the New York Times bestseller Shelf Love delivers maximum flavor recipes with make ahead condiments sauces and more toppings that transform any dish into an Ottolenghi favorite Extra Good Things is all about the secret culinary weapons condiments sauces dressings and more make ahead items that can make a good meal spectacular The abundant vegetable forward recipes in this collection give you a delicious hearty dish plus that special takeaway a sauce a sprinkle a pickle that you can repurpose time and time again in other recipes throughout the week with limitless opportunity Autographed Copies Available While Supplies Last Our Price 28 80 Go to Dinners by Ina Garten The popular cooking show host and New York times bestselling author shares her strategies for making delicious satisfying and uncomplicated dinners including such dishes as overnight mac cheese Tuscan white bean soup chicken in a pot with orzo and roasted vegetables with jammy eggs Practical and practically faultless this is a real treat Publishers Weekly Our Price 31 50 Available now Justice of the Pies by Maya Camille Broussard Maya Camille Broussard shares more than 85 recipes for sweet and savory pies and other mouthwatering creations that put her social mission based bakery on the map including her famous Salted Caramel Peach Pie and Brandied Banana Butterscotch Pie as well as hearty renditions like the Fig Pig Quiche and Roasted Brussels Sprouts Cherry Tart Broussard also tells the stories of heroes and luminaries who strive for social justice and equity along with the recipes they ve inspired Through her bakery launched in honor of her criminal defense attorney father Broussard proves that good work and delicious decadence can go hand in hand Our Price 27 00 Available now

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Cookbooks What s for Dessert by Claire Saffitz Claire Saffitz returns with 100 recipes for all dessert people whether you re into impressive yet easy molten lava cakes comforting rice pudding or decadent chestnut brownies In this all new collection Claire shares recipes for icebox cakes pies cobblers custards cookies and more all crafted to be as streamlined as possible No stand mixer No problem You won t need one To keep the recipes straightforward and simple Claire makes sure each recipe is extra efficient whether you re making a Whipped Tres Leches Cake with Hazelnuts or Caramel Peanut Popcorn Bars Fans will find all the warmth encouragement and deliciously foolproof recipes with loads of troubleshooting advice that they ve come to count on from Claire Our Price 33 75 Available now Smitten Kitchen Keepers by Deb Perelman The long awaited new book from the best selling and beloved author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook a collection of essential recipes for meals you ll want to prepare again and again Perelman presents 100 new recipes plus a few old favorites from her site that aim to make shopping easier preparation more practical and enjoyable and food more reliably delicious for the home cook These are the fail safe satisfying recipes you ll rely on for years to come from Perelman s forever files to yours Our Price 31 50 Available now Dinner in One by Melissa Clark Melissa Clark brings her home cook s expertise and no fuss approach to the world of one pot pan cooking With nearly all of the recipes being made in under one hour the streamlined steps ensure you are in and out of the kitchen without dirtying a multitude of pans or spending more time than you need to on dinner Expect to find a bevy of sheet pan suppers Instant Pot pinch hitters comforting casseroles that you can assemble right in the baking dish crowd pleasing one pot pasta meals vegetableforward mains and even a chapter of one bowl cakes too These are simple delicious recipes for weekdays busy evenings and any time you need to get a delicious inspiring meal on the table quickly with as little clean up as possible Our Price 26 99 Available now

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Visual Arts The Writers Portraits by Laura Wilson Inspired by the classic photo essays that once appeared in Life magazine renowned photographer Laura Wilson presents dynamic portraits of thirtyeight internationally acclaimed writers Through her photos and accompanying text she gives us vivid revealing glimpses into the everyday lives of such luminaries as Edwidge Danticat David McCullough Haruki Murakami Carlos Fuentes and Seamus Heaney among others Margaret Atwood works in her garden Tim O Brien performs magic tricks for his family And Louise Erdrich who contributes an introduction speaks with customers in her Minneapolis bookstore With 220 duotone images The Writers will appeal to fans of literature and photography alike Our Price 40 50 Available now Science Illustration A History of Visual Knowledge from the 15th Century to Today by Anna Escard Science and illustration have always walked hand in hand and not only the scientific community but the general public as well have used images since early history to understand natural phenomena Moreover from Galileo to Einstein our modern history has been written with the key support of art and with all the insights it contributes This massive book collects more than 300 graphic works that range from original sketches to technical drawings and from meticulous hand illustrations to computergenerated images Our Price 72 00 Available now Annie Leibovitz Portraits 2005 2016 In Influential photographer Annie Leibovitz presents her remarkable portraits in this re issue of her acclaimed and bestselling collection The pictures document contemporary culture with an artist s eye wit and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures There are over 150 subjects in Portraits 20052016 including Leonard Cohen Venus and Serena Williams Joan Didion LeBron James Jasper Johns Caitlyn Jenner Gloria Steinem Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II Our Price 85 50 Available now

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Visual Arts Walter Gropius An Illustrated Biography by Leyla Daybelge Magnus Englund A stunning visual biography of the life of Walter Gropius founder of the Bauhaus and one of the world s most influential architects The authors present the life of Gropius as not just a key figure of 20th century architecture but as an extraordinarily generous person a connector protector and benefactor who improved the lives and careers of all those with whom he came into contact This is the first comprehensive illustrated biography of one of Modern architecture s most important figures Features more than 375 illustrations including letters telegrams sketches drawings photographs posters brochures and other ephemera Our Price 135 00 Available now Strikethrough Typographic Messages of Protest by Silas Munro A powerful new exploration of the uses of lettering type and design to amplify resistance and inspire change from 19th century antislavery broadsides to the Silence Death graphics of the AIDS epidemic and the handmade signs of the Black Lives Matter movement Our Price 40 50 Available now Sophie Calle and Jean Paul Demoule The Elevator Resides in 501 Between 1978 and 1981 Sophie Calle clandestinely explored the then disused Grand H tel d Orsay She settled in room 501 and proceeded to photograph and collect whatever objects she encountered in the deserted hotel following in the footsteps of a mysterious former handyman Oddo More than 40 years later room 501 has disappeared from the building it is just another elevator in the Mus e d Orsay What happened to room 501 and to Mr Oddo the ghosts of Orsay Our Price 85 50 Available now

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Young Adult I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman From the bestselling creator of the Heartstopper series a deeply moving and funny exploration of identity friendship and fame The Ark a boy band is the center of life for super fan Fereshteh A K A Angel Rahimi transgender front man Jimmy Kaga Ricci and friend and bandmate Rowan but their relationships become complicated when Jimmy and Angel are unexpectedly thrust together A funny wise and heartbreakingly true coming of age novel I Was Born for This is a stunning reflection of modern teenage life and the power of believing in something especially yourself Ages 13 17 Our Price 17 09 Available now Soul of the Deep by Natasha Bowen The stunning sequel to New York Times bestseller Skin of the Sea in which the world must pay the price for one mermaid s choice and a dark force reverberates across realms When signs of the eight Ajogun begin to appear Simi teams up with the corrupt trickster god Esu to stop the demon warlords before they enter the human realm and ruin humankind Epic and original Simi s story will stay with me for a long time Nicola Yoon Ages 14 up Our Price 17 99 Available now Seasparrow by Kristen Cashore Make the harrowing journey home with Queen Bitterblue s sister and spy in the fifth novel in the bestselling Graceling Realm series Hava sails across the sea toward Monsea with her sister the royal entourage and the world s only copies of the formulas for the zilfium weapon she saved at the end of Winterkeep During the crossing Hava makes an unexpected discovery about one of the ship s crew but before she can unravel the mystery storms drive their ship off course wrecking them in the ice far north of the Royal Continent The survivors must endure a harrowing trek across the ice to make it back to Monsea And while Queen Bitterblue grapples with how to carry the responsibility of a weapon that will change the world Hava has a few more mysteries to solve and a decision to make about who she wants to be in the new world Bitterblue will build Ages 13 17 Our Price 19 79 Available now

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Young Adult Nubia The Awakening by Omar Epps Clarence A Haynes From beloved actor and producer Omar Epps comes the biggest epic fantasy of the year A powerful saga of three teens the children of refugees from a fallen African utopia who must navigate their newfound powers in a climate ravaged New York City Perfect for fans of Black Panther and Children of Blood and Bone Ages 13 17 Our Price 17 99 Available now The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera It In this prequel to the bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End two new strangers spend a life changing day together after DeathCast first makes their fateful calls Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera s signature bittersweet touch this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest Ages 13 17 Our Price 17 99 Available now Lark Kasim Start A Revolution by Kacen Callender Seventeen year old nurodivergent and nonbinary Lark Winters wants to be a writer and for now that means posting on their social media accounts anything to build their platform When former best friend Kasim accidentally posts a thread on Lark s Twitter declaring his love for a secret unrequited crush Lark s tweets are suddenly the talk of the school and beyond To protect Kasim Lark decides to take the fall pretending they accidentally posted the thread But living a lie takes a toll as does the judgment of thousands of Internet strangers In the end Lark must embrace their right to their messy emotions and learn how to be in love Ages 13 17 Our Price 17 99 Available now

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Chapter Books Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diper verl de by Jeff Kinney In book 17 of the international bestselling author Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Greg Heffley is finding out that the road to fame and glory comes with some hard knocks When he decides to tag along with his brother Rodrick s band L ded Diper Greg doesn t realize what he s getting into But he soon learns that late nights unpaid gigs fighting between band members and money troubles are all part of the rock n roll lifestyle Can Greg help L ded Diper become the legends they think they are Or will too much time with Rodrick s band be a diper verl de Ages 8 12 Our Price 13 49 Available now Ways to Share Joy by Ren e Watson Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winner Ren e Watson continues her charming young middle grade series starring Ryan Hart a girl who is pure spirit and sunshine Ryan Hart is caught in the middle She has an older brother and a new baby sister and she s in a friendship tug of war with two friends who both want to be her best best friend How can Ryan think about being kind to a classmate who is relentless with his teasing Or be her signature sunny self when her brother Ray pulls the ultimate prank Ages 7 10 Our Price 15 29 Available now Besties Find Their Groove by Kayla Miller Jefrey Canino Illustrated by Kristina Luu With their first formal school dance around the corner Beth and Chanda are on a mission to make it the best night ever Step one Secure the perfect dresses so they can dominate the dance floor But when neither of them can find an outfit that lives up to their high expectations and when they encounter unexpected pressure to find dates these besties will need to lean on their friendship more than ever if they hope to find their groove and bust a move Ages 8 12 Our Price 12 59 Available now

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Chapter Books Cat Kid Comic Club Collaborations by Dav Pilkey Excitement and imagination run wild as Naomi Melvin Poppy Gilbert Curly and their siblings get back to making comics with originality and laughter But wait have they cleaned their rooms yet After their chores the rambunctious group presents even more amazing mini comics By working together the baby frogs discover that small things can have a huge impact Ages 8 12 Our Price 11 69 Available November 29th The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera In this Newberry Award Winning novel a girl named Petra Pena wants nothing more than to be a storyteller like her abuelita But Petra s world is ending Earth has been destroyed by a comet and only a few hundred scientists and their children among them Petra and her family have been chosen to journey to a new planet They are the ones who must carry on the human race Hundreds of years later Petra wakes to this new planet and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey bent on erasing the sins of humanity s past They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard or purged them altogether Petra alone now carries the stories of our past and with them any hope for our future Can she make them live again Ages 10 13 Our Price 17 09 Available now Merci Su rez Plays it Cool by Meg Medina Meg Medina won the Newbery Medal for her first Merci Su rez book Merci Su rez Changes Gears and in this satisfying conclusion to the trilogy we follow Merci into an eighth grade year full of changes evolving friendships new responsibilities and heartbreaking loss Whether Merci is facing school drama or changing family dynamics readers will empathize as she discovers who she can count on and what can change in an instant Ages 9 12 Our Price 17 09 Available now

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Picture Books Meanwhile Back on Earth by Oliver Jeffers A father takes his two children on a thrilling out of this world adventure into space and invites them to look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time This becomes a brief history of the world and a guide to the universe told with Oliver Jeffers s inimitable perspective wit and exquisite artwork Ages 4 8 Our Price 22 49 Available now Construction Site Farming Strong All Year Long by Sherri Duskey Rinker AG Ford The construction crew is back and ready to help out on the farm Working together with new friends they ll get the job done all year long Ford s carefully composed illustrations use color to lovely effect employing verdant hues for spring and golden yellows for summer Truck enthusiasts will step right up for this next installment and urban tots will glimpse a whole new world Kirkus Reviews Ages 2 5 Our Price 16 19 Available now Me and Muhammad Ali by Jabari Asim AG Ford illustrator Langston is a huge fan of boxing champ Muhammad Ali After all Ali is the greatest for so many reasons his speed his strength his confidence and his poetry Langston loves that Ali can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee and Ali s words give him confidence to spin his own poems When Langston hears the champ is coming to the local high school he s ecstatic this will be a day that will go down in history for him So imagine his disappointment when a guard tries to stop him at the door saying the event is just for students Fortunately Langston has learned a thing or two about fearlessness from the champ and is quick about not taking no for an answer And just like that a dream comes true for Langston that leaves him feeling wrapped in a warm glow and chanting I m quick and I m strong I m Black and I m free I m brave and I m bold like Muhammad Ali Ages 3 7 Our Price 16 19 Available now

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Picture Books A Library by Nikki Giovanni Erin K Robinson illustrator In this lyrical picture book world renowned poet New York Times bestselling author and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Nikki Giovanni and fine artist Erin Robinson craft an ode to the magic of a library as a place not only for knowledge but also for imagination exploration and escape Ages 4 8 Our Price 17 09 Available now The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster by Mo Willems To From 1 New York Times best selling award winning author and illustrator Mo Willems Buckle up for twists turns and emotional loop de loops in the most roller coaster y Pigeon book ever The Pigeon WILL be ready Will YOU Ages 3 5 Our Price 16 19 Available now Patchwork by Matt de la Pe a Corinna Luyken illustrator In profound uplifting verse and sumptuous artwork Newbery Medalwinning author Matt de la Pe a and New York Times bestselling illustrator Corinna Luyken explore the endless possibilities each child contains A young dancer may grow into a computer coder a basketball player might become a poet a class clown may one day serve as an inspiring teacher and today s quiet empath might be tomorrow s great leader Here s a profound and uplifting new classic with an empowering message for readers of all ages Your story is still being written Ages 4 8 Our Price 17 09 Available now

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Holiday Books How to Catch a Reindeer by Alice Walstead Andy Elkerton It s Christmas Eve and Santa s team is off to deliver presents when one of the trusted reindeer Comet decides to explore on her own the perfect opportunity for our Catch Club Kids to trap her and prove Santa exists Come along on this fun Christmas adventure to see if you can catch Comet Ages 4 8 Our Price 9 89 Available now The Truth About Mrs Claus by Meena Harris Keisha Morris illustrator Worried about disappointing her family Amalia goes straight to Santa for advice But it s Mrs Claus who knows how to solve Amalia s problem and who needs help with a secret of her own From 1 New York Times bestselling author Meena Harris The Truth About Mrs Claus is an empowering story about being true to yourself honoring family traditions and believing in Christmas magic Ages 4 8 Our Price 17 09 Available now The Christmas Princess by Mariah Carey Michaela Angela Davis Illustrated by Fuuji Takashi Mariah Carey adored by fans around the world has brought forth a unique heartwarming and modern fairy tale with The Christmas Princess starring Little Mariah Like her record breaking globally adored song All I Want for Christmas Is You this story is an instant and inclusive family holiday classic While firmly placed in the tradition of Christmas storytelling The Christmas Princess is infused with her one of a kind festive Mariah magic and musicality Ages 4 8 Our Price 17 09 Available now

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Holiday Books Latkes and Applesauce A Hanukkah Story by Fran Manushkin Kris Easler illustrator A cat and dog create a Hanukkah miracle just in the nick of time in this updated reissue of the beloved holiday classic The Menashes love latkes and applesauce during Hanukkah But a blizzard begins and erases any hope that they ll harvest potatoes and apples in time When a stray cat and dog show up there s not a lot of food to offer them but kindness prevails and they re invited in It turns out that the dog Latke and the cat Applesauce save the day Ages 3 7 Our Price 16 19 Available now Green Is for Christmas by Drew Daywalt Oliver Jeffers illustrator In this Christmas story starring the crayons from the 1 New York Times bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit Green Crayon is certain that he is the only Christmas color in the box Of course Red White Silver and even Tan have something to say about that This humorous small hardcover Christmas story is the perfect stocking stuffer and a great gift for fans of The Day The Crayons Quit and all kids who like to color Ages 4 8 Our Price 8 99 Available now Highlights Hidden Pictures Christmas Puzzles Deluxe Little elves will play the day away with our newest collection of joyful Christmas Hidden Pictures puzzles packed with holiday cheer Kids can master their seeking skills by spotting over 600 objects hidden within festive scenes showing Christmas trees holiday decorations tasty treats and more in this exciting 96 page puzzle book packed with Christmas puzzles Scattered in the mix of black and white and full color pages are creativity boosting crafts recipes perfect for mini chefs in training and hands on activities that all amp up the Christmas fun Ages 4 8 Our Price 12 99 Available now

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